Long-Term Care

Beneficiary notifications: Simplify the process at your SNF

Billing Alert for Long-Term Care, March 1, 2009

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Beneficiary notifications give Medicare beneficiaries important information about their benefits and protect SNFs from financial liability, but the regulations for the notification process can be confusing. SNFs must issue several kinds of notifications, and many facilities have several staff members responsible for notifications.

“A lot of facilities don’t have a process for issuing notifications and assume a certain person is doing it,” says Theresa Lang, RN, BSN, RAC-C, WCC, vice president of clinical consulting at Specialized Medical Services, Inc., in Milwaukee.

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